“Colonial rule and income inequalities are the causes of poverty.” Comment.
One of the historical reasons for poverty is the low level of economic development under the British colonial administration. The policies of the colonial government ruined traditional handicrafts and discouraged development of industries like textiles.
Income inequalities have resulted from non-availability of land to rural landless labourers. Thus, they are forced to work for low wages in the farms of rich farmers. This causes poverty as they are not able to meet their daily needs with their meagre earnings.
Thus, it is justified that colonial rule and income inequalities are the causes of poverty.